Well, it’s been years since I’ve participated in one of these, but never too late I guess 🙂

My friend Glenn Berry invited us to participate on a T-SQL Tuesday dedicated to the wonderful project called [email protected] And I couldn’t be happier that he chose that topic.

Several weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic I went through a bit of a low personally. I was struggling to concentrate, feeling tired and generally not resting well. During that period I saw my 44th birthday approach and thought it would be a good thing for me to try to make my work at home environment better. Then I guess the midlife crisis kicked in, because I spent way more money than I should have on this thing:

The Orange Folding Rig (OFR)

OFR — the Orange Folding Rig, is a ridiculously fast “personal” computer. An AMD Ryzen 3900X CPU with 12 physical cores (yes, there are double the number of logical cores), 128GB of DDR4 RAM at 3600Mhz, an m.2 SSD that screams, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. The motherboard is an ASRock X570 Creator , and the power supply is a Seasonic PRIME PX-1000.

This thing is insane. I run VMs, Spotify, all of my work-related applications – including video recording apps like Camtasia – at the same time that the rig runs it main intended purpose: The [email protected] software. And I run it at full throttle. OFR doesn’t even break a sweat.

I gotta admit that Glenn had a lot to do with my decision to build the rig and contribute to the FAH project. Thanks, my friend. It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help under the umbrella of team #SQLFamily.

Stay tuned though, friends. I will have news on this front very soon. Very, very heartwarming news.